Zizea aurea, Golden Alexanders, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown

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Zizea aurea, Golden Alexanders, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown

(requires a minimum purchase of 5 plants)

There are 50 individual plant plugs of this species in a tray.

Wholesale pricing is based on quantity. The cost PER individual plant is:

5 or more $5.00 each
25 or more $2.50 each
50 or more $1.50 each

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here.                                                                                                                                                       

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There is a minimum order total of $150.00.

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Description

Zizea aurea, Golden Alexanders, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown

 

Zizia aurea
Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Golden Zizia, Golden Alexanders
Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
Synonym(s):
USDA Symbol: ziau
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Golden alexanders is a short-lived perennial with branching, erect, reddish stems. The lower leaves are divided into threes twice while the upper leaves are divided once. The yellow flowers less than 1/8 inch long. Each tiny flower has 5 sepals, 5 petals, and 5 stamens. Separate clusters of tiny, yellow flowers gather into a large, flat-topped flower head, the middle flower of each umbel being stalkless. Dry seedheads turn purple, adding summer interest. The plant is 1-3 ft. tall.

Other yellow-flowering members of the carrot family include: Heart-leaved Meadow Parsnip (Z. aptera), with simple heart-shaped basal leaves; and Yellow Pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima), with compound leaves and untoothed leaflets. A common southern Meadow Parsnip of a different genus, Thaspium trifoliatum, sometimes called Golden Alexanders as well, has only 3 lanceolate, untoothed leaflets.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , QC , SK
Native Distribution: Que. to Sask. & Flathead Co., MT, s. to New England, FL & TX
Native Habitat: Moist prairies; thickets; open woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, sandy or sandy-clay soils.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Black Swallowtail
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)


Larval Host

Learn more at BAMONA

 

Zizea aurea, Golden Alexanders, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown